Porch Bench with storage

Submitted by bbcarey on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:27

We added a small porch on the front of our house last summer, but the only seating we had out there were our porch rockers. So- I had been checking Ana's plan catalog for something we could use. I came across the Weatherly Sofa- but with the back on it would cover some of our picture window... plus we wanted someplace to put the cushions while we were not on the porch.

I designed this using those plans- but enclosed the bottom as well as stopped the backrest at the point where our picture window starts...

The W-Mart here in town had their summer end clearance on pads at $10 a piece and voila- completed project.

ou cannot see the bench top- but it is pieced together from 1x4s. The remaining bench was made from 2x6 and 1x2s.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
pine 2x6 and 1x4s
Finish Used
Exterior latex and sealer
Recommended Skill Level

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